The Olympics and swimming owe each other a great deal.
At every Olympic Games, swimming pulls in some of the highest viewing figures, while the Games have given the sport a platform that the international swimming body FINA has been unable to do for itself.
Swimming’s falling off the radar beyond
Today is world water day. A day that higlights the imprtance of sustainable management of fresh water resources. To celebrate we look at three extreme water sports.
Originally a niche sport, cliff diving has been popularised in recent years thanks to Red Bull’s Cliff Diving World Series in 2009.
2018 has seen it all - from world records to happy ever afters to awards and to major retirements.
Numerous world records were broken this year both in 25m and 50m championships - turning 2018 into a year where swimmers were able to excel and display their skills worldwide.
As the dust settles on 2018, it would be easy to sit back and reflect on another amazing year of sport. With the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and all of the annual events too, there was certainly plenty to celebrate. Even if it didn’t quite
When the Nepal Open Swimming Championships take place next year, a new winner will be crowned among the women, as multi-event national record holder Sofia Shah will not be present.
At this year's championship, Sofia managed to attain a medal in every event she raced in, winning gold in the 50m
Swimmers celebrate the holiday season a bit differently to others. This time of the year brings on the dreaded holiday training weeks where coaches worldwide are cooking up some mighty sessions for their swimmers. As the sets get harder - approaching the end of the year, the Christmas theme always
Tilka Paljk is the poster girl for Zambian sport. The 21-year-old is Zambia’s number one swimmer, the nation’s sportswoman of the year, and has nearly booked her place to represent her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
However, her success in the sport masks the difficulties African swimmers face when
“Yes, I won the Olympics but at some point, I couldn’t swim; like any other kid, I had to learn how,” Adrian Moorhouse reflects with a considered poignancy as we discuss the development of a champion athlete.
It is a world that Moorhouse, a gold medallist in the 100m breaststroke at
“Actually, what is the emphasis on here? Should we be developing well-rounded, successful, athletes who give it all for their country and then are functional and happy in later life, or are we purely looking at numbers on a medal table?”
As Lizzie Simmonds questions the predicament facing British sport, with
As far as extreme sports go, an Ironman race in thirty-plus degrees in near total humidity on a remote Hawaiian island is about as extreme as you can get. Throw in two children under the age of five to look after and the difficult race seems to border on the impossible.